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Tailing the Komets

A few notes

* Pascal Morency is built exactly like Andy Bezeau. He looks like a freaking bulldog you wouldn't want to mess with. Also like Andy, he's usually smiling.

* Eric Boguniecki got sent down from Columbus today to Syracuse. He won't be there long.

* Took a tour of the new Komets locker room's today and they are sweet! Incredibly nice and bright.

* Went to lunch with Pat Bingham today and asked him what type of team he wants to put on the ice.

``What we're not going to have is perimeter team,'' Bingham said. "We're not going to just sit on the perimeter and try to score that way. I know the highest percentage scoring chances are odd-man rushes and rebounds. We want to have players who are going to play in traffic to create odd-man rushes, to try to create two-on-ones all over the ice so that takes a certain amount of commitment and bravery, playing in traffic. You have to take a hit to make a play and chip it to your buddy. We're not going to stay way out wide and make cross-ice passes. That's not how it's done. We're going to shoot the puck a lot, go to the net and we're going to get in front of that goaltender so he can't see. We're going to work on those things from the very beginning. You do it for me, and I'll do it for you.''

You could say Pat's a little fired up right now and ready to go. He knows he's really going to have to scramble early because they have that exhibition game on Wednesday, and he's got a whole new team of players who don't know him and he barely knows some of them. There's only three players on the team who have played for him before, and he's only seen one of the defensemen play at all.

He knows he needs to cram about four weeks of stuff into one, and it won't be any easier with the extra exhibition game. I'm not really sure what that game will accomplish except possibly weeding out some of the weaker skaters.

This could be a little scrambly early. The Komets are still looking for players and are still getting and making calls. It is going to be critical that the players show up in pretty good shape or the Komets could be facing problems early. They just don't have that much time to prepare.

This morning Kevin St. Pierre, Pascal Morency, K.J. Voorhees, Kevin Hansen, David Hukalo, Jonathan Goodwin and Mike Domkiewicz skated at McMillen with the help of some local amateur players.

Bruce Richardson is continuing to recruit heavily in Montreal. It's possible the Komets could have more than 11 players from Quebec in training camp. Almost all of them are working out together.

Posted in: Komets


Hit Somebody!!!
Tue, 09/26/2006 - 7:26pm

Without getting cursed out by naming any names...so you mean Bingham's team is going to be the opposite of what's his names team? Thank God!!!!!

Hit Somebody!!!
Tue, 09/26/2006 - 7:28pm

Sounds like a team that will eat lots of French Fries....LOL I apologize for that one.

Tue, 09/26/2006 - 7:29pm

that was music to my ears! cant wait for it to happen. finally a coach with a plan that has a little excitement in it and an all out call for toughness! get r done!

Hit Somebody!!!
Tue, 09/26/2006 - 7:31pm

Drop That Puck!!!!!!!!!!

Tue, 09/26/2006 - 7:33pm

Whew! Disaster averted. Good night.

Hit Somebody!!!
Tue, 09/26/2006 - 7:34pm

When he goes to bed....this blog will be mine.....and yours...but mainly mine....HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!

Hit Somebody!!!
Tue, 09/26/2006 - 7:36pm

I am so excited and glad that the K's locker room is bright!!!! Nothing worse than a dark locker room! Blake, you should sign up for trading spaces or while you were out or something! LOL

Hit Somebody!!!
Tue, 09/26/2006 - 7:37pm

What did Pat Bingham eat for lunch? Who bought lunch?

Hit Somebody!!!
Tue, 09/26/2006 - 7:37pm

Tell us Blake, or we will start guessing.

Tue, 09/26/2006 - 7:41pm

Hit, they have this wonderful stuff called Xanax. It's really soothing. And I'll buy you a root beer instead.

Now I really am finally off to try and sleep for once.

Hit Somebody!!!
Tue, 09/26/2006 - 7:43pm

My guess is he had a Big Mac, Medium French Fries (since this is a French Fry eating team) and a Large Dr. Pepper? And Super Fan bought lunch. Big Spender!!!! You could have let him have an Apple Pie, too...geesh!

Hit Somebody!!!
Tue, 09/26/2006 - 7:48pm

I bet Cohn took him to a real fancy place....ummmm.....Taco Bell. He ordered the Nacho Bell Grande Meal with a Hard Taco and a Mountain Dew to drink and Cohn even let him get the cinnamon twists. Cohn paid...but turned it into his Journal Gazette expense account. You still peeping over here Cohn? LOL

Hit Somebody!!!
Tue, 09/26/2006 - 7:50pm

JR must have got sent back to the minors....I haven't seen that kid for days.

Wed, 09/27/2006 - 4:38am


Are there any pictures of the locker rooms available to look at on the web?

Wed, 09/27/2006 - 5:38am

I would love to be able to see pictures of the locker room..

Tony E
Wed, 09/27/2006 - 6:18am

It looks like the plan is taking shape nicely. Anytime you start from scratch it is tough finding the right mix of players. The key in the first 10 or so games is to learn who can do what and hope you can at least play .500 in the process. "On paper" they have talent. It may indeed take a few games to click. The fact that they are already skating together is a good sign.

Wed, 09/27/2006 - 7:16am

I was wondering about pictures of the locker room too. It seems like the Komets could post some pics on their web site.

Wed, 09/27/2006 - 7:18am

Just in case you haven't seen this yet....Robin Bouchard has left the Fury to play in Italy.

Wed, 09/27/2006 - 7:21am

Sounds like this coach knows what he's doing and what he wants out of this season. Can't wait until the puck drops on opening night.

Wed, 09/27/2006 - 7:31am

The Komets added 6 guys to the training camp roster today. Do you know anything about any of these guys Blake? Are they all rookies?

Tony E
Wed, 09/27/2006 - 7:45am

JC do you have names? Where did you see that?

Wed, 09/27/2006 - 7:51am

hit needs a hobby or a life!

Wed, 09/27/2006 - 8:00am


Wed, 09/27/2006 - 8:01am

the six guys are on the komets site under story about single tickerts going on sale. one forward and five d men. looked like a qg invite tho, three of them are onlly 5'9 170 lbs training camp fodder. havent had that luxury in a long time! cant wait... bring on monday!!! franke, get us some pictures of the locker room and ist day of camp on the site!!!

Tony E
Wed, 09/27/2006 - 8:30am

Komets Website is wrong about J.F. Labarre!
He has been around a few years and played both with the Generals and the Frostbite.

Wed, 09/27/2006 - 8:38am

i thought so. the guys 27, alittle old to only have 2 seasons pro in him>

Wed, 09/27/2006 - 8:40am

I thought that name sounded familiar. IF that guy from Norway makes it he should be a tweener.

Wed, 09/27/2006 - 8:42am

labarre has about 200 games pro in him with
about 40 goals not a lot of toughness

Tony E
Wed, 09/27/2006 - 8:51am

So did I. I remembered that last name from Flint and so it made me check.

Wed, 09/27/2006 - 9:22am

JC got one. Muskegon Chronicle is reproting that Robin Bouchard is going to play for HC Bolzano this season. Article says that he'll make twice as much as he would here in the UHL.